Jewish Israel's Blog – February 2009 Archive (9)

Olmert apologizes for Jesus and Virgin late night episode

If you can't make a crack about jesus in the Jewish State, in Hebrew, on late night private TV, then we are really in serious trouble. A Vatican statement said a skit, broadcast on a late-night show on Israel's private Channel 10, had "ridiculed -- with blasphemous words and images -- the Lord Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary." Surely Catholic bishops can find something… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on February 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Evangelical Blogosphere Blasts Israel's Orthodox Jewry

It seems Cyberspace is not all that conducive to ecumenism. A number of bloggers were distressed over Israel’s refusal to welcome messianic missionaries into the country with open arms. A sampling of excerpts from the evangelical and messianic blog postings of the last few months may cause some Jews to ask, “with friends like these…”…



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Added by Jewish Israel on February 18, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Chairman of Knesset Christian Caucus resigns

After being relegated to an embarrassing 17th spot on the "Jewish Home" Party list, Benny Elon said he would resign from politics, but continue his work with Christian supporters of Israel as chairman of the Israel Allies Caucus Foundation, the international arm of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus.…



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Added by Jewish Israel on February 15, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Rattling Larry Derfner's Cage



A recent Jpost magazine cover story, "Jesus for Jews", was inaccurate on a number of accounts. Columnist Larry Derfner gave the numbers of Jewish messianics at 7000, but we know the current estimates are 10,000- 20,000. Also Derfner doesn't appear to like Yad L'achim or Orthodox Jews very much, whereas he sees the… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on February 15, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

14 Israeli Souls Snatched Democratically by Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus is claiming 14 new Israeli converts for this month. And Israeli HOT Cable TV featured the head of the cult’s Israeli branch defending his activities as “democracy…freedom of expression, freedom of religion”, and “completely legal” in the State of Israel.

As Benny, the guest accommodation manager at Kibbutz… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on February 3, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Preacher and the Devil: some comic relief

In spite of it all, sometimes ya just gotta laugh. So from the heights and the depths of humor, I've called upon Rowan Atkinson to offer up some comic relief...…





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Added by Jewish Israel on February 2, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Vatican-Israel Relations on the Brink

In this new era of Christian-Jewish reconciliation, the Vatican has managed to botch things up but good. Words just don’t do these injustices justice. So a simple listing with links will have to suffice...



a) The Pope reinstates Holocaust-denying bishop and the Chief Rabbinate cuts ties. Be sure to watch this interview of Bishop Richard… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on February 1, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

POMP AND uncomfortable CIRCUMSTANCES



Warren Witnesses at Presidential Invocation

Evangelical Pastor Rick Warren concluded the invocation at President Obama's inauguration in an exclusively evangelical way. He used the opportunity to "witness" to the many millions watching the ceremony: "I humbly ask this in the name of the one who changed my life, Yeshua, Isa, Jesus, Jesus (hay-SOOS), who taught us to pray, Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name...." Some critics note that Warren… Continue

Added by Jewish Israel on February 1, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Almost "raptured" in Sderot

Evangelical Earl Cox was quite literally knocked off his feet by a Kassam , and Yechiel Eckstein had a remarkable photo op with an incoming missile. He told The Jewish Week he was in an open field with no shelter in sight. “I did the only thing I could do — trembling, I raised by hands to the heavens and prayed to God for protection.” It was also reported that…

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Added by Jewish Israel on February 1, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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